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Year One - Junior Designer - Sustainable Engineering (Electrical) - Chicago

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $65K - $70K

AI generated summary

  • Professional degree in Electrical Engineering, LEED accreditation, knowledge of NEC and IBC standards, proficiency in lighting and controls, architectural and electrical considerations, discipline-specific software tools, initiative, problem-solving skills, collaborative, effective communicator, sustainable strategies understanding, familiarity with green building rating systems, proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and Google Suite.
  • The Year One - Junior Designer in Sustainable Engineering (Electrical) in Chicago will assist in preparing electrical calculations, schedules, drawings, and equipment sizing, conduct field surveys, coordinate CAD and Revit projects, manage project documentation, interface with vendors, and meet project deadlines with guidance from project leaders.

Graduate Job



  • Our Year One program picks up where your formal education leaves off, with a suite of events and creative initiatives to help you get the most out of your first year at SOM. Alongside your day-to-day project responsibilities, we’ll encourage you to expand your learning and to propose bold ideas for the future of design.
  • SOM offers the best of both worlds: the hands-on experience of small, dynamic studios, and the resources and diversity of a global organization. Our interdisciplinary firm affords a wealth of opportunities for emerging designers; our collaborative approach means that your ideas and creativity will be valued and recognized from day one. In keeping with SOM’s reputation for innovation, our Year One program invites you to shape the future of the practice with us. Start here to dive into the profession, chart your path forward, and make your mark.
  • At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.


  • Completion of a professional degree in Electrical Engineering
  • LEED accreditation strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of NEC and IBC standards
  • Knowledge of key performance parameters for lighting and controls
  • Knowledge of key architectural considerations for electrical equipment such as electrical room sizing, clearances, ceiling, and interstitial space constraints
  • Knowledge of key electrical considerations such as voltage and phase, transformers,
  • motors
  • Knowledge of discipline-specific Electrical calculation software tools
  • Exhibits initiative, process innovation, problem solving, and decision quality with a high attention to precision and accuracy at a task specific level
  • Actively collaborates at a project team level by critically and constructively evaluating ideas
  • Effectively communicates internally through timely and appropriate written, oral and visual means.
  • General understanding of sustainable strategies and principles that can be applied to high performance projects.
  • Familiarity with LEED, WELL and other green building rating systems required.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit and Google Suite

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Prepare electrical load calculations and coordination using approved software
  • Complete electrical schedules, size electrical equipment, complete circuiting under supervision
  • Prepare lighting and power drawings, including relevant detail sheets and schedules under supervision
  • Assists with field surveys of electrical equipment and systems
  • Responsible for Project CAD and Revit Coordination
  • Maintains project documentation, including calculations, project filing, etc.
  • Interfaces with vendors under supervision
  • Manages time and workload to meet project task deadlines and commitments with regular interaction and direction from project leaders.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





65000 - 70000 USD